The Serenity Prayer: Faith and Politics in Times of Peace and War

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 367 páginas
In 1943, the renowned theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote a prayer for a New England village church service. Its appeal for grace, courage and wisdom became famous the world over. Niebuhr's daughter reclaims the history of the Serenity Prayer and tells of the efforts made by those who devoted their lives to the causes of social justice, racial equality and religious freedom in a world spiralling out of economic depression and into war. Elisabeth Sifton reminds us of what is possible when liberal, open-minded leaders shape the conscience of a nation.

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Crítica de los usuarios  - erwinkennythomas - LibraryThing

Elisabeth Sifton’s The Serenity Prayer is a biographical account of her father Reinhold Niebuhr, author of this prayer. Since its inception in 1943, the prayer itself has a rather interesting history ... Leer comentario completo

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Crítica de los usuarios  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

I wavered between 3 and 4 stars, only because it's a little long on many names that don't hold interest for the general reader. On the other hand, the story it tells and the light it casts on Reinhold ... Leer comentario completo

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Preface
9
I
17
II
37
III
80
IV
111
V
166
VI
214
VII
290
Acknowledgments
350
Index
355
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Elisabeth Sifton (1939--2019) was an author and senior vice president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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